Summer Weekly Activities

6:00-8:00 p.m. • Sunset Kayak

Our most popular tour is a two-hour guided paddle down Privateer Creek in slow-flowing tides through a salt marsh. No experience necessary.

10-11 a.m. • Herpetology

Touch turtles, non-venomous snakes, and alligators as you learn about the characteristics of reptiles and amphibians. With a focus on species native to South Carolina, the class will cover adaptations, behaviors, and life cycles of each animal.

10:30-11:30 • Seining

Work as a team to pull a large seine through the surf and see what you catch! Learn about the wildlife that can be found in our estuary. Topics include fish physiology, adaptations, feeding habits, tidal movements, and population fluctuations. Identify different types of fish while seining, name the parts of the fish, and tour our aquarium.

10:00-11:30 • Let’s Sea

Join us in our famous mudpit class—and the mudpit is only a small portion of what you will experience. Take a two-mile hike along the beach, sand dune, and salt marsh trails. Topics include tides, beach zones, barrier island formation, plant and animal life, and the relationships between barrier island ecosystems. See what you discover on the walk to the mudpit.

Special Summer Events

Second and Fourth Saturdays
8:00-10:00 a.m. • Guided Bird Walk

Learn to identify and spot local birds in the woods, wetlands, and beach.

Second and Fourth Saturdays
8:00-10:00 p.m. • Astronomy and Night Hike

Learn to identify constellations before using your senses to the explore the night and learn about nocturnal wildlife.

Deveaux Bank Bird and Kayak Tour

Three-hour guided kayak tour to Deveaux Bank, which is the largest sea bird nesting area north of Florida. Observe and identify thousands of sea birds.

July 31st 10:30-1:30

August 12th 8:00-11:00

August 27th 8:30-11:30

Botany Shelling and Kayak Tour

Three-hour guided kayak tour to Botany Bay Island, across from Seabrook Island; discover a world of seashells.

August 4th 2:00-5:00

August 18th 12:30-3:30